16 days in South India Itinerary

16 days in South India Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Chennai

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planning app.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Madurai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online route planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Photo Point ©
Photo Point

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanghumukham Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Adimalathura Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
On the 22nd (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and then stroll through Kappil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Port Kollam Church, then take a peaceful walk through Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ashtamudi Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kollam attractions planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Kollam in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kollam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Ashtamudi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at International Coir Museum, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kollam to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Jew Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then look for gifts at Leens Export, and finally wander the streets of Mattancherry.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) holiday site.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, then walk around Chal Beach Park, and then contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kannur trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Saint Philomena Church ©
Saint Philomena Church

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